​13 Suspended in Vijayawada Durga Temple

​13 Suspended in Vijayawada Durga Temple

On Tuesday, nearly 13 employees of the Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam (Vijayawada Durga Temple) were suspended for indulging in irregularities.
“We have suspended 13 employees. They have committed mistakes. The commissioner has instructed the action,” Durga Temple executive officer M. Suresh said.
The suspension order is a consequence of an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) report, which detailed huge irregularities in the temple lands, shop leases, annadanam (food service), sale of temple visit tickets, and the deity’s sarees among others.
Acting on Commissioner Arjun Rao’s directives, Suresh suspended them earlier in the day.
The suspended employees include five superintendent-level employees as well. Superintendents of the mentioned departments are among those suspended.
Located on a hill near the banks of Krishna river, the Kanadurga temple is a popular pilgrimage in the Telugu states.

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